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Abel SDF Fly Reel


Abel’s new award winning freshwater, sealed drag reels.


Based on the SDS (Sealed Drag Salt), the SDF (Sealed Drag Fresh) is a scaled-down version of the award-winning saltwater titan featuring similar porting and a stainless steel / carbon fluoropolymer drag system. The SDF boasts an enormous amount of drag, an adjustment range almost three times greater than its predecessor, and virtually zero start up inertia.

Winner of the best new freshwater reel for 2018 by Fly Fisherman Magazine and Best of Show at the 2017 ICAST/IFTD industry trade show, the SDF comes on the heels of our move to Colorado: the trout-based surroundings inspired us to take it up a notch.

Available in three sizes and sixty-five different finishes*.

Recommended Uses:

Tackling most freshwater fishing situation.

Check out the other custom color option on the Abel website!

Abel Reel

5/6 – Black – Grateful Dead Knob – Rosewood Handle, 5/6 – USA Flag Edition – Grateful Dead Knob – Black Handle